This easy Shrimp Scampi Angel Hair is perfect for dinner any night of the week and a great way to enjoy fresh (or frozen) shrimp. Cooked in a wonderful garlic butter sauce and it's ready in minutes.
Made easily in about 15 minutes. It goes absolutely great with a side of pasta and some crusty garlic bread.
Are you a seafood lover? If so, treat your taste buds to the delicious flavors of seafood with our simple and tasty Shrimp Scampi Angel Hair recipe. This dish has a fantastic flavor that makes it a great option for an easy weeknight dinner.
Prepare to be captivated by the delightful combination of succulent shrimp, aromatic garlic, and a silky butter sauce. This shrimp scampi angel hair recipe is not just an impressive meal It's an invitation to savor the best flavors the sea has to offer. Let's explore all the yummy details of this delightful dish!
This all comes together quickly on your stovetop. Just like my simple shrimp creole recipe, this meal idea is quick and delicious!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Quick and easy: ready in just a matter of minutes, perfect for busy weeknights.
- Bursting with flavors: succulent shrimp paired with a zesty lemony sauce.
- Versatile: Serve it over angel hair pasta for a delicate pasta experience.
- Minimal ingredients: a handful of pantry staples for a delicious dinner.
Ingredients for garlic shrimp scampi
- Medium fresh shrimp
- Garlic cloves
- Crisp white wine (optional)
- Red pepper flakes
- Lemon slice
- Angel hair pasta
How to make this shrimp scampi recipe
In a large pot of water, let the angel hair pasta cook while you cook the shrimp.
As the pasta boils, peel and devein the shrimp.
Melt butter in a skillet on medium-low heat.
Add garlic, wine, and shrimp and cook until just pink for 2–3 minutes per side.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon slice over the shrimp.
Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Top with red pepper flakes.
Drain the pasta and top with the cooked shrimp.
Substitutions and Variations
- Substitute dry white wine with Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.
- Experiment with different pasta shapes or sizes.
- Add cherry tomatoes or baby shrimp for extra variety.
- Garnish with fresh parsley or lemon zest for a pop of freshness.
- Cook the pasta in chicken broth instead of boiling water for extra flavor.
FAQs about this Recipe
Yes, make sure to cook them until they turn pink.
It's optional, but it adds depth to the sauce.
Yes, extra virgin olive oil works well.
Increase the amount of red pepper flakes to suit your taste.
Tips for the Best Results
- Use a large skillet for even cooking.
- This recipe cooks FAST, so make sure that you have your pasta, rice or anything else you are serving with this made and ready
- You can use garlic from a jar to save a couple of minutes.
- Cook shrimp just until pink for the best flavor and texture.
- Squeeze fresh lemon juice for a burst of citrusy goodness.
- Season generously with salt and black pepper.
- Top with red pepper flakes for a hint of heat.
- Cook the pasta to al dente before draining.
- Reserve a bit of the pasta water to add to the sauce.
- Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese before serving.
- Serve with crusty bread or garlic breadsticks.
More great pasta recipes
- 1 lb medium shrimp
- 3 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup white wine (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 slice lemon
- Peel and devein shrimp.
- Heat butter in a skillet on medium low heat.
- Add garlic, wine and shrimp and cook until just pink for 2-3 minutes each side.
- Squeeze the juice of one lemon slice over shrimp.
- Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Top with red pepper flakes.
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